Active Travel Route
With a busy main road running through Culbokie, CCT is keen to respond to community concerns about travel safety issues. We want to make it easier, safer and more attractive for everyone to get about the village, enjoy the local facilities and to access public transport, on foot or by bicycle.
We were delighted to be awarded funding from Sustrans in 2019 to undertake a feasibility study and develop designs for an active travel route running through the village and out to the A9 where more frequent buses are available. Read our full introduction to the proposals for more details.
A firm of engineering consultants, Pell Frischmann, was appointed to undertake the feasibility and design work. This is a highly consultative process involving several stages to reach a design that addresses community concerns and physical constraints. The consultants are currently working on conceptual designs for the route, and a consultation on their proposals closed on 7th September. We'll present the results of the consultation when they are available.
Funding and Phasing
So long as we can develop a good workable design, Sustrans will fund 50% of the construction cost of the route – but that still leaves us 50% to find from other sources. To increase our chances of finding match funding we have decided to divide the project into two ‘bite-sized’ chunks. In phase 1 we will focus on the section within the village - but the conceptual designs still show both phases, so we will have a sound basis for coming back to the second phase, from Culbokie to Duncanston, at a later stage.
The next stage in the process will be to produce more detailed designs which will be suitable for an application for planning consent. After that we will need to develop a technical specification which we can put out to tender, and then we can start construction - assuming all goes to plan, and we can raise the necessary funding!